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Dirk Kuyt Urges Wijnaldum To Replicate His Heroics against Manchester United

Former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt has advised Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum to make sure that his club beat Manchester United this weekend.

Kuyt was one of the players on the Liverpool team to score a hat-trick in this fixture. An incredible success in 2011 is still remembered by most Liverpool fans, and certainlyKuyt. Even if he was not known for his goals in his Liverpool career,Kuyt came up with an incredible hat-trick in 2011. This inspired a 3-1 success over United. Liverpool and United will be renewing the old rivalry this weekend.

Compared with those days, the two clubs have changed positions. It is Liverpool who will be coming into the game with a title challenge on their doorstep, while Manchester United are fighting to finish in the top four.Kuyt is someone who would have recommendedWijnaldum to Liverpool a while ago. The former Newcastle United midfielder was brought to Anfield only in the summer.

After a slow start to his career at Anfield,Wijnaldum has been making a big impression in the centre of the midfield. Wijnaldum and Kuyt played with each other for the Dutch national team during the 2014 World Cup. Now, Kuyt has urged his former international teammate to replicate his heroics of 2011.

"It's a massive game and I am looking forward to it.I was looking forward to it after the game at home [in October] because I could not play.I'm glad to see you [Wijnaldum] doing well with a great goal against Manchester City.I want to know, are you looking forward to the big derby against Manchester United and can you make a hat-trick like me?I wish you all the best and make sure you beat the Mancs!" said Kuyt. A win would sustain Liverpool’s title challenge while being a major blow for United’s top four ambitions.